Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) - Deschutes Brewery
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Ratings: 793 | Reviews: 95 | Display Reviews Only:
4.23/5 rDev -0.9%
A: Pours black with a mocha ring of head
S: Vanilla, caramel, oak, chocolate and coffee in the nose.
T: Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak and a touch of alcohol.
M: Full bodied and smooth.
O: About as good as XXIV, not quite as good as XXIII. Recommended.
08-11-2014 05:14:01 | More by BierJager89
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Black color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.
Complex aroma of chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, alcohol, and a faintest wisp of smoke.
Fruity flavor upfront with notes of raisins, currants, dates. Then I pick up the chocolate and bourbon with hints of vanilla and caramel with a bit of char. Alcohol flavor and warmth in the finish. It all blends together really well.
Full, rich body and superbly carbonated that gives a smoothly textured feel that coats the palate with flavor.
Another remarkable anniversary beer from Deschutes. Definitely worth waiting a year to finally drink the bottle.
08-03-2014 17:51:30 | More by morimech
Black Butte XXV (25th Birthday Reserve) from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.